Liebster Blog Award

It must be awards seasons in the blogosphere (or the dog blogosphere at least). I was fortunate enough to be nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by three blogging friends last week! As I stalked her site looking for pictures to add to my photography post, I happened to notice Laurie Bartolo’s post in which she nominated me. Then I found out that Deanna at For the Love of My Dogs nominated me as well, and I also got a nice comment from Shary Hover telling me she had nominated me. Thanks so much fellow dog lovers!

Here’s the info about the award:

Liebster means Dearest in German, so the Liebster Blog Award is the Dearest Blog Award. It’s an award intended to recognize worthy, lesser known blogs and to help expose their work. Of course, accepting The Liebster Award comes with a few rules!

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top five picks {with less than 200 readers} and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favorite up-and-coming bloggers and keep it going!

Here’s some more information about my nominators:

Laurie Bartolo–Laurie is an excellent photographer and writer whose passion for dogs comes through in poignant, sweet, and funny ways on her blog. Her dogs Daisy and Webster make frequent appearances in her posts, along with any dogs she encounters.

For the Love of My Dogs–Deanna is a lifelong dog lover and a rescuer of animals. She advocates for the humane treatment of animals through her blog, as well as telling stories about her fur babies: Harley, Scarlett, Chelsea and Roory.

Shary Hover–Shary is a writer who shares blogging duties with her canine buddy Lola. Lola happily filled in for Shary last month as she successfully completed NaNoWriMo by writing more than 50,000 words!

Now here are my nominations (drum roll, please):

Three Well Beings at Breathe Lighter–These three (well, two for now–Debra and Beth) well beings write about living (and maintaining) the good life. I appreciate their positive outlooks on life and their posts aimed at helping others live well. (And Beth is “mom” to two dogs, including a boxer–bonus points!)

Kissbeep–I admire Juli’s dedication and strength as she blogs and tweets about lost and stolen dogs from across the country. I think I would get too sad and worn down by all of that sad information, but luckily Juli has her French Bulldog Izzy to cheer her up.

A Dog’s Beach–One of the greatest characteristics of dogs is the joy with which they live life. Jen captures this joy in the pictures she shares of dogs romping, swimming, and running on a San Diego beach.

The Dassler Effect–I featured Neil’s photography advice in my last post because I have fallen in love with his photographs. His love for beauty and nature come through in his pictures, and I’m so happy he shares them with all of us. Neil’s work has been noticed by many people besides me; he has been Freshly Pressed not twice but thrice, and he has 189 readers (he just squeaks in under the 200-reader maximum for the award).

Life with Olive–Patti’s posts about–what else?–life with Olive, her Weimaraner, consistently crack me up. I also love that she gave her dog a porch-sitter name. Despite Patti’s wry wit, her love for Olive shines through in her writing.

Thank you again to Laurie, Deanna, and Shary for nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award! I really appreciate it, as I appreciate all my readers and blogging friends.

What are some other blogs I should be reading?

You like me? You really like me?

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11 thoughts on “Liebster Blog Award

  1. Congratulations!! That picture at the bottom of your post just grabs my heart. Looks so much like my sweet Heidi that crossed Rainbow Bridge many years ago. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Thanks very much, Bongo! I know I still need to post about the Kreativ Blogger Award. I am just waiting a little bit between the two award posts. But I do very much appreciate the nomination!

  2. Congratulations! Yes, it does seem like award season at the moment, which is great because it is always good to give as well as receive at this time of year. I know one of your nominations but not the others so I will drop by and say hello. Congratulations once again – you have a great blog!

    • I committed to rdeaing “The Color Purple” for the Classic Award Winner category but I just can’t do it! I found it boring and overly complicated. I guess I’m missing something since so many people like it and it’s been made into a movie and Broadway show. Unfortunately, this one’s going in the Did Not Finish pile… 😦

  3. Thank you so much for the nomination, Andrea! We feel very honored. I can’t wait to put some time into passing it along, and will do so tonight. I enjoy the opportunities for such rich connections among other blogger-friends. And I am eager to get to know the other nominees as well! Debra

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